Changing your car’s oil is so important and can keep it running the way it should. Dirty oil becomes thick and sludge-like over time, making it difficult to drive a quality car. This sludge can interfere with your vehicle’s performance, making you pay more for gas because the car is simply not running the way that it should. The best thing for you to do is to change the car’s oil about every 3,000 miles so that you can be sure it is running at Read the rest of this entry »
Winter weather can be harsh on a car, especially when it is older. Every car owner should perform a few simple maintenance procedures before the colder weather sets in. Here are few things you can do to keep your car running well during the winter.
Many cars driven in colder climates are spared from engine friction by having the oil changed. Cold temperatures cause oil to become thick and viscous. If you run your carâ€™s engine using the same oil in the winter as you do in the summer, you may be putting your Read the rest of this entry »
Rotating the tires on your vehicle will make them last longer. Most tire manufacturer’s recommend rotating your tires every 5,000 miles. Most places that sell tires will rotate your tires at no charge. An easy way to remember when to rotate your tires is to write the mileage on your sales receipt. Keep this receipt in your glove compartment to remind you when you have reached the appropriate mileage. Maintaining your vehicle will also reduce unexpected repairs. Read your vehicle’s Read the rest of this entry »
When you want to take good care of your car, you will want keep track of all the things you need to check or add to your car for basic maintenance. If you are maintaining your car on your own, then you know that things like windshield wiper fluid, brake fluid and transmission fluid should be checked and replaced at regular intervals.
Transmission fluid is essential in both manual and automatic vehicles. Depending on the type of vehicle you have, you will need to top off the fluid at every maintenance check. This can be typically either every 5000 miles Read the rest of this entry »
Now that winter is finally over in most parts of the country, it is time to consider the ways to prepare our cars for the heat of summer that is ahead. A few simple steps will keep a car running smoothly through these upcoming months.
The first step is to transition the car from winter to summer. If your car does not have all-season tires, remove your snow tires at this point. All-season tires should be checked for excessive wear and replaced if needed.
The cold weather can be hard on a car’s battery. Check the battery for proper Read the rest of this entry »